Original Joe's Westlake

4.8
1647 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
After a two-year closure, Original Joe's, San Francisco’s quintessential Italian-American dining destination, revitalized iconic Daly City institution Joe’s of Westlake, and reintroduced it into the community as Original Joe’s Westlake. An anchor of Daly City from 1956 to 2014, Original Joe’s Westlake underwent an extensive two-year renovation, complete with a front-to-back interior remodel, including the kitchen and all dining spaces, and an exterior and landscaping overhaul. Following the Original Joe’s tradition, Westlake continues to prepare unpretentious, old-school Italian-American fare in an open kitchen for all to see. The menu is carefully crafted to reflect a past-meets-present hybrid of what Joe’s of Westlake used to be and what Original Joe’s Westlake is today.
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vipOlivia
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how they really made dining outdoors seem like a normal experience vs being a temporary solution caused by the pandemic.

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flamingflave
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Three for brunch, seated in new outdoor area. A bit chilly, but, they turned on the heaters. The food was excellent, service, very good. The request prior to being seated was a two hours seating. We had a lovely time without feeling rushed.

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vipellaschris
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with my Brothers!
Make sure to order the calamari a d what every entree they have is amazing !
I had the veal parmigiana which is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to eat inside!!

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vipnini
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although we sat outside with heaters on, the wind came through the openings and it quite cold.

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Ginny
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The outdoor section is well thought out with plenty of ventilation and heaters so I felt safe to sit back and enjoy my meal. The food is good and probably seemed a little pricey with them trying to stay afloat through the pandemic. The service was outstanding all the way. I’d be happy to go again soon.

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DianeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so nicely greeted and escorted to the outside dining area by another man.
They really came up with a lovely outdoor area.

Everything was just great, like Joe's of Westlake was before the Pandemic.

It was a pleasure. I do wish they had more on the menu for those of us who don't eat meat. And there are plenty of us. Just a suggestion

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vipLadyj
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. Overall a good experience. We have been customers for over 40 years. There was a little mixup when it came to dessert and the birthday celebration. It was resolved but took a little more time than I hoped. Generally it is very good and an excellent place to go.

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DebbieC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside dining was very nice. Tables are separated with good spacing in-between. Service Ns food Re excellent as always.

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MarkB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed lunch with my father seated outside in a tent style structure (Covid 19 requirements for the County). Everything was fantastic from the food to the service. If you can handle a little wind and eating in a jacket then go for it!
Mark

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s outdoor dinning but it’s the best it can be under these new world restrictions. It was wonderful eating out. They made a great experience.

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davidi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Happy
Will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good
The dessert is highlighted

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vipJAlexander
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is polite! Outside heaters are great.
Food you can count on to be consistently great.
Easy to get to. Always parking.
Organized.

Its a winner!

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Cilla
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was running a little late but was still able to be seated. Waiter was very attentive and kept refilling my glass even though it wasn’t empty. Food was amazing as always! I can’t wait to go back again

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BobM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, top notch professional service every time. Even in difficult conditions. Well done.

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Barbara
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was our second time in their outdoor area. They have done a fantastic job with it. The food is great the service too. Not a cheap place but not super expensive either. Great wine and delicious cocktails. What else you want!!!we were HAPPY just to be out dining!!

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vipTrestle
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was a bit on the pricey side but authentic dishes and great service.

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Whydine777
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal in a lovely parklet for our special day together. The aroma from our traditional dishes, especially the raviolis, just brought back a flood of memories. Our meals were magnificent and the service excellent. We look forward to returning soon.

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vipKendallF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the upgrades to outdoor dining - we will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was outside! Cool and breezy. Heaters were not on. we asked that they be turned on and it took some time to change the refill and get it started. Servers polite , masked and gloved. Tables were comfortably distanced! Fries came cold but they did replace them. Been there many times. Not the best experience.

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vipBOBD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problem with outdoor seating. food and service excellent as usual.
So pleased that, Westlake Joe's can survive these chaotic Covid-19 times.
Will returnsoon.

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vipCleanPlateClub
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating, plenty space, warm .... great service. Delicious calamari, chopped salad, sole for me & prime rib dinner for the guys with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Best dessert the butter cake and the brownie. Oh & the best Manhattan!

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Mike
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I went to original Joe’s Westlake on Valentine’s Day. Our waiter was in training, he was very good. Our food was very good. Unfortunately it was raining and my back was to the window and rain was coming through the window so I got wet. We also had a party of 7 next to us who seem to be drinking quite a bit. They were very loud and there was a lot of swearing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day! Staff so nice, friendly and accommodating ! !😀👏🏻❤️

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MARTINK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Except for no brunch menu everything was terrific

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RubenN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Bay shrimp cocktail had an abundant amount , minestrone soup was tasty. Wife had Joes Special, I enjoyed the seared Salmon along with a few adult beverages. Thank you to our young adults for our “Mom and Dad “ time. God bless the staff and community

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as usual. Enjoyed the outdoor experience - great setup - very clean, socially distanced

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner.

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PAULVW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Only issue My French fries where cold by the time I finished my first Half of my sandwich, and the waiter was a little language challenged. Took a while for me to get my Moms meal explained to him. There was mother original about it just how she wanted her salad/and her Calamari steak. Beyond that never asked about another drink . I'm really not into outdoor dinning unless I'm in my other home in Platanias Crete. there it is expected as long as there are umbrellas overlooking the sea.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch experience. It was cold out so I wanted to wait for my table in my car. I asked if they could call me when my table was ready and instead they went to my car and let me know. That is the level of service you can always expect. If there is anything they can do to make your visit better they will do it!

Food is always delicious, I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Tasty meal on the patio with the heaters on.

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Yummy
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the issue of Covid, Our lunch at Original Joe's Westlake was very nice. We felt safe and enjoyed an afternoon out.

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vipLauraK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a covid-19 specific review. They have set up comfortable well-spaced covered outdoor dining areas complete with heat lamps. Plants along the outside. Some spots have tried to fit too many tables in and are more casual about compliance. Joe's does it right.

Same great service as always, well-masked, friendly, prompt. Food was delicious.

The whole team has done great and are working hard to make the dining special AND safe.

Strongly encourage if you are ready to venture out with your covid-safe pod person or family member, get to Joe's! And let the hard-working staff know how much they are appreciated!!

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LukeP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must for Italian food! The outdoor dining during covid is really well done. Reservation was timed perfectly we got seated after 5 minutes. Great place, great job team

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87plr
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were as wonderful as I remember from my childhood! Al was a great server and the guy busing tables worked his butt off!! What a great evening in your great outdoor space

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Unsatisfied
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Joe's was not open during the time I set a reservation on 12/21 on Open Table. Who fault was that?

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ElaineH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This review is so low only because the restaurant did not notify me that they were no longer allowing people to dine on site. No attempt was made to contact me about my reservation being canceled nor did anyone at the restaurant seem to understand why I had been allowed to make a reservation in the first place. No offer to take my order if I wished to take the food to go and no apology for the mistake. Very disappointing experience all around from a restaurant that I have thoroughly enjoyed in the past.

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vipKimmie711
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & fantastic food. The outdoor ambiance was beautiful and very comfortable!

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JohnW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like and recommend Original Joe's of Westlake, even since it was just Joe's of Westlake.

FAQs

Original Joe's Westlake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 755-7400.

Original Joe's Westlake is rated 4.8 stars by 1647 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.